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Cease the StruggleMay 2010
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Why Weight
Sole and Asparagus
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My tastebuds are excited! My CSA (community supported agriculture) has started. This year I chose a new farm, Wild Carrot Farm in Canton, CT to provide me with an assortment of wonderful organic produce, flowers, plants, eggs and other products. See what quick, seasonal recipes follow in the upcoming months.
Why Weight? Diets Don't Work 
You can't turn on the TV, drive down the road or go to a party without being confronted with America's hottest obsession: weight. Diets are a billion-dollar industry; companies spend millions and millions luring you to try the latest diet (low carb, high protein, low fat, no fat, you name it) with promises that this will (finally!) be the solution-your shortcut to a thinner body. Advertising efforts also deeply affect our children, who develop distorted body images and are often on diets as early as nine or 10 years of age.  
Our culture touts diet pills, celebrity workouts, convenience foods and trendy diets to help us achieve our desired weight, but these quick-fix solutions have backfired. America's populace has reached its highest weight in history. About half of Americans are overweight; one-third are obese. Diets steer us away from our common sense and dip deeply into our pocketbooks while eliciting few, if any, lasting results. Why?
  • Diets don't work because each person is unique, with different needs based on gender, age, ancestry and lifestyle; how could one diet be right for everyone?
  • Diets don't work because they are extreme solutions. As inphysics, if a pendulum swings to one extreme, it has to swing equally to the other. A diet might work for a short amount of time, but research shows that almost all diets result in a 10-pound gain once off the diet.
  • Diets don't work because they are too restrictive. People who fail on diet plans are not flawed or weak. Diets by nature require discipline and restriction at levels that are unsustainable by a healthy human body.
  • Most people are disconnected from why they gain weight and see diet as the only culprit. For example, ignoring or discounting emotions is often the first thing to cause weight imbalances.
In our fast-paced world, we have lost sight of many aspects of life that truly nourish and balance our bodies, such as slowing down, eating a home-cooked meal and spending quality time with loving people. Eating consciously and making simple lifestyle changes will create positive results and release you from the endless cycle of dieting.
Given half a chance, your body will balance out by itself, but this is only possible by getting out of the diet mentality and listening to what you truly need. Imagine taking all of the outward energy you expend on diets, fads and gimmicks and turning it inward, so that you can listen to your heart and inner wisdom. There is no such thing as a quick fix; you already have everything you need within you. With careful thought and loving reflection, you can feed yourself in a nourishing way. Working with your body rather than against it will bring you increased energy, stabilized weight and sustainable health.
Recipe: Sole and Asparagus
Sole and Asparagus
cod and asparagus
  • Olive oil
  • 1 pound sole
  • 8- 12 sprigs of asparagus, chopper
  • 1-2 cloves crushed garlic
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground Pepper
  • Lemon wedges
  1. Steam the asparagus for 3 minutes in a steamer basket over boiling water. Once done rinse with cold water.
  2. Heat the skillet to medium heat. Add olive oil. Add garlic to the warmed oil cooking for 2- 3 minutes.
  3. Place the fish in the skillet. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillets. Add salt,  pepper and red pepper flakes. 
  4. Add the steamed asparagus to the skillet and warm through, about 2 minutes.
  5. Serve with a lemon wedge.
Join Get Out N Play on Sunday June 13th at Monument Mountain in Great Barrington, MA for a half day hike to the summit. Enjoy getting exercise outdoors while learning how you can maintain your energy levels during the workshop, Eating for Energy presented at the summit. Space is limited so reserve your space now.
Thank you for spending time learning how to nourish your health.
Aubrey Schulz
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